Tuesday, April 7, 2009


LEMON LAYER DESSERT--Joan Sorensen gave me this recipe years and years ago. I have yet to find a lemon dessert as good.

When this dessert first came out about twenty-five years ago Robert Redford said it was his favorite. That Robert, he's a smart man.

1 cup flour
1 square butter
½ cup nuts
Mix together. Press in 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool

Layer One:
1 (8 ounce) pkg. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup cool whip (from an 8 ounce tub.)
Mix together and spread on top of cooled crust.

Layer Two:
Mix 2 small pkg. lemon pudding (instant) with 3 cups milk.
Put on top of cream cheese layer.

Layer three: Put remaining whipped topping on the top. Keep in the refrigerator until served.

You can use chocolate pudding in place of lemon pudding. Put chocolate shavings on top of the cool whip. Joan says the chocolate is good but nothing like the lemon.


VaQueenBee said...

A friend and I were talking about this yummy dessert tonight. I've heard it called many things, but when I was a girl my friend's aunt called it "Better Than Robert Redford dessert." I never understood that until now! :o)

Thanks for sharing it! And I LOVE lemon!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Soooo delicious! I'm not sure I can trust myself around this one! (I've got a recipe blog too! My goal is to get our entire family recipe book on it.) It's supercoolmomsrecipes.blogspot.com

SonyaAnn said...

Thank you! This looks like a wonderful summer treat.

Velvet said...

This looks delicious. What kind of nuts?

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I have used walnuts and almonds. Any kind of nut would be great.

Velvet said...

Thanks for getting back to me. I ground up some almonds and it was delicious.
I only used a tablespoon of butter for the crust (have since learned what a "square" of butter is). lol

Anonymous said...

A square of butter equals one stick or 1/2 cup.

Anonymous said...

I was going to be looking thru my recipes so I could make for hubby as he loves this dessert. I do add some very fine chopped walnuts to the dough as it gives it a nice flavor. Also, make sure you use the 2 boxes of pudding for the 2nd layer.

Anonymous said...

Can this dessert be frozen until needed.??

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Anonymous said...

This was delicious, the only difference i made was using lemon pie fill (Sherriff) instead of pudding...really good that way.